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The Hero of Dragon Quest playing the Silver Harp.

The Lyre of Ire (formerly known as the Silver Harp) is an item which summons a monster into battle when used outside of battle. It is available in Dragon Quest and III.


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The Lyre of Ire is an essential item for completing the game. It is located in a treasure chest within Galen's Grave. When used, the lyre summons a very weak monster in the original NES version, or a monster native to the hero's current location in Dragon Quest remakes. The lyre can and eventually must be traded to the man in the Shrine West of Kol for the Staff of Rain. Due to text restrictions in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest, this item was renamed to ShinyHarp.


The Lyre of Ire is hidden in the back room of Galen's House, which is the precursor to Galenholm. It can be found by searching in a specific spot. Finding the harp is a bit misleading because Galen is located in Cantlin and gives the hero a clue to the harp's location. Cantlin is typically visited after this place, meaning the hero will likely have to revisit in order to collect the harp. The harp serves no purpose to the main quest in Dragon Quest III but still can be used to grind.


There is a glitch involving the Silver Harp in the NES version of the game, which removes the first monster from a Monster Arena.

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